8th March 2013 Helen

Well a happy International Women’s Day to you all! I could quickly counter any suggestion of ‘What about men?’ by wryily pointing out that we have 364 other days where the boys have it pretty good, but let’s move swiftly on to what, for me, this is all about. From a fairly cosy seat on the first world bus it’s pretty easy to forget the point of marking days like today.  My daughter and I are ‘lucky’ to live in a Country where we have it pretty good. Pretty good but not good enough.  I pine for better.  Better choice,…

22nd January 2013 Helen 2Comment

Let’s be honest – no more than anyone else, I’ve a tendency to rant and give out when things are pants but am maybe a little less likely to take a second to talk about nice things. That said I do love the idea of a good recommendation.  So, with that in mind, here’s a nice Irish business that I think deserves a mention. Made in Cork, Bia Beauty is a small Irish company specialising in natural beauty products that you can order via a lovely website. These came my way thanks to my lovely godson and his sister – perhaps with some…

4th January 2013 Helen 2Comment

After two babies in two years, a three week spell of coughing has put my pelvic floor to the test. It has failed. Miserably! By adult standards our Christmas was quiet. A never ending barrage of colds and doses transformed my plans for indulgence to two hot ports on New Year’s Eve!  From a toddler’s point of view (is there any other?!), there were whole days spent in pyjamas, too many new toys to count and afternoon movie parties.In otherwords, it was great! My three year old announced ‘I liked Christmas Mama. Can we have it again’.  I think that’s…

25th November 2012 Helen 1Comment

My November has been ridiculously busy but I don’t really have much to show for it – hence so few posts! One of my oldest friends is getting married at the end of this week so the last month has been chocca with   dress fittings, hen parties, pressies and the like. It’s a lovely time to catch up with old friends and carries the added bonus that myself and my husband will have our first night away together since our daughter was born a long 18 months ago! My kids are happy out – though we’ve had a few…

30th August 2012 Helen

I may have taken the adage ‘anything for some quiet time’ a little too far! I had a ‘little’ op on my leg last Thursday and, ouch, its very sore! I’m currently wondering if I didn’t perhaps overestimate how sore my ‘bouncy’ veins really were cos life without them is way worse! Anyway hopefully that’ll pass with time and drugs, and in the meantime I’m very excited about all the stuff I can do on my few weeks of leave! So far a massive order of fabric has arrived from www.fabric.com and all are washed and awaiting a quick ironing….

21st August 2012 Helen 1Comment

Holidays are over. They were rainy but lovely. One upside about being back to work….endless photocopying! Many half written blog posts hang in the balance…soon to be finished!